Bangalore is the most sought out cosmopolitan city in India. It is also a hub of new and exciting startups like Flipkart, Myntra, etc. You see people sitting around anywhere and everywhere passionately discussing new ideas. Maybe that’s why there are so many cafes!
Cosmopolitan Bengaluru is the number one city in the Indian deep south, blessed with a benevolent climate and a burgeoning drinking, dining and shopping scene. It’s not necessarily a place you come to be wowed by world-class sights (though it has some lovely parks and striking Victorian-era architecture), but instead to experience the new modern face of India.
People here are going on working - IT, Startups, Finance what not and hence get only weekends to live & to sort out what they missed. So Bengaluru, here is the list of things you can do! Thank us later.
Rock Climbing in Ramanagaram
Ramanagaram is located 50 kms in outskirts of Bangalore and has a series of tall granite hills on its periphery, popularly known as the ‘Sholay Hills’ after the legendary movie which was shot here ages ago. Among these hills, the three most commonly visited for rock climbing are Thenginkalbetta. The hill Ramadevarabetta, along with Savandurga was one of the shooting locations for David Lean's A Passage to India.
Small door like grottoes were made in the rock to resemble caves. These hills have been threatened by quarrying and also plans to carve these hills into statues. The region is covered in scrub forest and is home to threatened bird species such as the yellow-throated bulbul and long-billed vultures. The hill is today one of the few locations in south India where long-billed vultures nest. The region is also home to numerous sloth bears
Off-road Driving in Sakleshpur
Off-roading is the activity of riding a vehicle on rough roads or tracks, made of materials such as sand, gravel, riverbeds, mud, snow, rocks, and other natural terrain.
Sakleshpur is hill station town 300 kms away from Bangalore, town blessed with the delight topography consisting of irregular gradients, sloping land, boulders, rocks, hair-pin curves, and muddy tracks. Off-road driving is an activity where you drive through muddy trekking trails, usually in a jeep. Sports Utility Vehicle can be used as well.
Kudremukh Trek in Chikmagalur
Kudremukh mountain range located in Chikmagalur around 285km from Bangalore. The Kudremukh Peak is also known as the ‘Horse-faced Peak’ due to its resemblance with a horse’s face.
Trekking to the Kudremukh peak is permitted from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm after which you will be not allowed as per forest rules. The Lakya Dam is drained most of the time and is not of much interest for visiting. Hanuman Gundi Waterfalls is a good place to visit. This waterfall spills onto natural rock formation from height of 100 feet. Best time to visit this place in October to May.